Read the Case study on p. 115-116 of your textbook (“Dow Chemical Develops Leaders by Sending Them to Work in Unfamiliar Surroundings”). Then answer the following questions (not the questions on p. 114):
Why did Dow Chemical decide to develop the “Leadership in Action” program?
What do you think is Dow Chemical”s business strategy, and how does their Leadership program contribute to that?
The case study states that employee surveys after the program were positive (“participants feel they have a new view of the world…”). What other outcome data, metrics or key performance indicators would you want to measure to determine if the program was successful?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the “Leadership in Action” program compared to more traditional leadership development programs? If you worked for Dow Chemical, would you want to participate? Why or why not?
Expect to take approximately 3-4 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, grammar, spelling, and punctuation (see the HRA340 Written Assignment Grading Rubric in Start Here for more information).